Professional Learning Fall 2019
Session 1: Introduce Writing Workshop and Introducing 6 Traits in 6 Days
Session 2: Teaching the Traits
Session 3: Teaching Argumentative and Informative Writing
Session 4: Building Strong Paragraphs and Sentences
Session 1: Implementing Literacy Stations - watch 2 of the 5 videos that explain the literacy stations in detail. Implement these 2 stations and report how these stations are functioning.
Session 2: Watch 1 of the 5 literacy station videos-watch another of the literacy stations videos. Implement this literacy station and report how the stations are functioning.
Session 3: Watch last literacy station video-bring management plan for the implementation of all literacy centers.
Session 4: Share how literacy stations are functioning - share successful tips and problem solve issues that may arise.
Department Leaders leading discussion: Amy Siefken, Jennifer Rink, Amanda Malsky, Kaitlyn Czernicki
Session 1: What are we currently doing in the district reflecting STEAM ideals?
Session 2: What are some best practices going on that we could replicate?
Session 3: What resources do we need to improve our STEAM practices?
Session 4: What’s the plan?
Session 1: Setting & teaching expectations (Ashley and Sarah)
Session 2: Monitoring behavior/Tracking Data (Ashley and Sarah)
Session 3: Disruptive Behavior Prevention (Michelle and Cealy)Session 4: De-escalation of disruptive behavior (Michelle and Cealy)
Description: Participants will need to purchase or obtain a copy of the book Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess. ISBN 978-0988217607
This book study will “Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator” as you collaborate with other teachers while reading through Teach Like a Pirate. You will tap into your passion for teaching while transforming your classroom.
Session 1: Part 1- Teach Like a Pirate
Session 2: Part 2 - Crafting Engaging Lessons
Session 3: Part 3 - Building a Better PirateSession 4: Bring it all together
Session 1: Discussion on different grading models
Session 2: Discuss what is communicated by a grade
Session 3: Creating a classroom where grades accurately reflect student learning
Session 4: Next steps in grading
Session 1: Student disabilities and how they impact the school/classroom environment
Session 2: Student placement and the difference between delivery models (inclusion, self-contained, cross categorical)
Session 3: Learning strategies and optimizing learning while following the IEPSession 4: How to build an inclusive school culture and create an environment of acceptance and optimal learning experience for all students in all placements
Session 1: Web Service, GoFit Applications overview and Demonstration Walk Thru. (Entire 2 1/2 hour time block)
Session 2: Heart Rate Science and how to make student Adjustments
Session 3: Tips/Tricks – Shortcuts and suggestions to save time and prevent frustration during class
Session 4: Individual Data Management for Students/Teachers.
Session 1: New modules of EasyIEP-What is means to be audited and what that entails.
Session 2: EasyIEP training, complete overview with information on presented on what documents (pages) should be sent home, timeline of when components should be completed, and what communication needs to occur prior to the IEP meeting. AimsWeb goal writing?
Session 3: Writing IEP goals- measurable, achievable, and individualized goals- Present IEP goals that are not acceptable and discuss ways to improve the goals. Transition goal writing.Session 4: Writing IEP goals-measurable, achievable, and individualized goals goals continued from session 3. Teachers will develop mock goals to conclude the session to provide evidence of understanding.
Session 1: Connecting with colleagues
Session 2: Coordinating work across the building (what does it look like)
Session 3: How to build for AP at lower levels (8-11)Session 4: Analyzing results and applying them building wide
Title: Data Analysis of Schoolnet Reports
Audience: Any teacher using Schoolnet and all building administrators
Facilitators: Sharon Swink and Melanie Urquiza
Location: Room 210
Description: This strand will focus on the various reports generated by Schoolnet and what those reports are telling the teachers that have created them. Time will be spent each session analyzing various types of questions, the student result from various assessments and the next steps that could be taken with information from the reports.
Session 1: Overview of reports that can be run on each common or classroom assessment. Learn how to pull reports for analysis.
Session 2: Participants will bring their various reports and the group will break down the types of questions and learn what the data are revealing. Learn about drawing inferences. The reports help us draw inferences on the students, the instruction, the resources, and the assessment itself.
Session 3: This session will focus on assessment literacy. Particular focus will be on assessment validity and reasons for assessing. Participants will bring their plan of action from reports analyzed in Session 2.Session 4: Participants will work on new reports in ‘mock’ PLCs, analyzing the information, asking questions, drawing inferences, and creating a plan of action for improvement. The groups will share their findings and their hopes for improvement.
Title: Teacher’s Toolbox for Social/Emotional barriers to learning in the classroom
Audience: Grades 4-12 teachers or aides
Facilitators: Ashley Frizzell & Erin Dransfeldt
Location: Room 408
Description: Teachers will walk away with a physical tool box to keep in their classroom. During the 4 sessions they will learn about the prevalence of social and emotional concerns in their students. They will learn to better equip themselves and increase their confidence addressing social/emotional barriers to learning within their classroom. They will be taught practical reactions and solutions so that students can keep learning and teachers can keep instructing. They will be taught a definitive line when student services is needed as well as what student services does. The focus of these 4 sessions will be keeping kids in the classroom and how this is best for everyone.
Session 1: Structure of toolbox, purpose and collecting baseline data, pre-test on knowledge of ACES and Trauma informed care and teacher’s level of comfort addressing social/emotional barriers to learning in the classroom..
Session 2: Trauma-informed classrooms, ACE’s study information, physical in classroom toolbox building
Session 3: Discuss baseline data challenges and successes with pilot implementationSession 4: Post-test reflection on data, challenges, successes. Q/A time and Post-test on ACES,Trauma informed care, and teacher’s level of comfort addressing social/emotional barriers to learning in the classroom.
Title: Understanding by Design (UbD)
Audience: All teachers
Facilitators: Kaitlyn Czernicki and Emily Hayse
Location: Room 409
Description: Teachers will backwards plan a unit to create a unit plan that is aligned, cohesive, rigorous, differentiated and assessing all applicable standards. This process will ensure that lessons and assessments are directly related to standards and allow you to have an entire unit mapped out before starting the unit. Teachers will need to bring their computers, a copy of their curriculum, a copy of state/national standards related to a unit that will be taught in November/December. Ideally the unit will be wrapping up around the time of our last PD in December. Other items that might be helpful are previous lesson plans and/or assessments. These are not needed though.
Session 1: Overview of UbD - What is it and why should I do it?
Teachers will learn about what UbD is and what it can do for their classrooms, organization, and general sanity. By the next session, teachers will choose a unit to look at this semester that will be taught between the November and December sessions. They will make a list of things students should be able to do, things students need to know, and things students need to understand.
Session 2: October - Process of UbD - This sounds awesome, but how do I do this?
Teachers will delve deeper into UbD. We’ll look at different ways to structure a UbD as well as what order to think about and plan a unit. Teachers will choose a format that seems like it would fit best for them and start filling in Stage 1 based on their “homework” from session 1. Teachers will now think about and decide what type(s) of assessments will be needed throughout this unit to make sure students are actually reaching the goals in Stage 1. These will be filled out in Stage 2.
Session 3: November - Creating a unit plan using UbD
Teachers will discuss the Stage 2’s that teachers worked on and start Stage 3. By the next session, teachers should attempt to implement their unit plans.
Session 4: Reflection - What now?
Teachers will discuss how their unit plans went. Did the lessons actually lead to the assessments? Did the assessments actually assess the standards at the correct level? What is your evidence that makes you say that your lessons/assessments were effective or not? If things weren’t as perfect as you hoped, what were the gaps/holes/redundancies/etc. What parts of your unit were better than in the past? What made them that way?
Title: Making and administering formative assessments in Schoolnet
Audience: Teachers Grades 2-12
Facilitator: Tammy Elledge
Room: Room 212
Description: This strand will teach participants how to build assessments in Schoolnet to quickly receive data to determine the next step in the classroom.
Session 1: The various tools to build assessments. Practice building the different item types.
Session 2: Bring a test to build in Schoolnet that will be administered to students. Learn how to assign the test to students.
Session 3: Analysis of the data from the formative assessment and the various reports available to the teacher from a classroom assessment. Sharing tests with peers.Session 4: More building of formative assessments for deploying to students.
Title: Making Math Fun with Meaningful Centers
Facilitators: Jennifer Ness
Location: LRC/Room 303
Description: Implementation in classroom sharing centers with cohort for specific skills.
Session 1: I-Ready- We will be setting obtainable, motivating goals that last throughout the year. We will also discuss how to utilize I-Ready during centers and look at data. This session will be failitated by an I-Ready trainer and I will be assisting.
Session 2: EnVision 2.0/I-Ready- Using the items at our fingertips to reinforce instruction during centers.
Session 3: Incorporating meaningful extension activities/tasks into centers. We will focus on Guided Math Game Plan, which is a framework we can incorporate with EnVision 2.0. There will be many PK-5 ideas and hands on learning opportunities. Devin Esparza will be assisting with this session because she has used this program last year.Session 4: Station Share- Share your favorite math station with your breakout group. Be prepared to facilitate a 10-15 minute math station that aligns to curriculum.
Title: Apps and Tech in the World Language Classroom
Audience: World Language Teachers
Facilitator: Tyler Castle
Location: Room 504
Description: Participants will share new apps and tech resources that they have had success with in the classroom. Participants will develop lessons centered around the new resources. Participants will teach their lesson to the group.
Session 1: Discuss and investigate the goals for technology use in the L2 acquisition process, with a focus on specific CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) applications.
Session 2: Work on creating a lesson plan using a new tech app.
Session 3: Present lessons to group.Session 4: Present lessons to group.
Title: Social Emotional Career Academic Standards
Audience: 6-12 student services department
Facilitator: Michelle Painter
Description: Participants in the student services department will continue work on developing the social emotional career academic standards in the district
Session 1: Review SEL standards per ages and see how they apply to second step and other departmental/grade level lessons
Session 2: Evaluate and expand on lessons using standards
Session 3: continue expanding
Session 4: Look at new implementation for January second step and other curricular and how that will impact student success
Data Review Meetings @ 3:00 p.m.
|LA 6-12 Room 210||PE/Health Room 124||Math 6-12 Room 512||Student Services 205|
|Science 6-12 Room 206||PreK/EC - Room 211||Social Studies 6-12 505||Kindergarten Room 408|
|1st Grade Room 409||2nd Grade Room 212||3rd Grade Room 213||4th Grade Room 503|
|5th Grade Room 500||Fine Arts Room 804||World Lang Room 504||CTE Room 209|